The Wild Party (Off-Broadway)

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The Wild Party (Off-Broadway)
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: RCA Victor Broadway

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Queenie Was A Blonde
  • Buy for $0.992.Out Of The Blue
  • Buy for $0.993.What A Party
  • Buy for $0.994.Raise The Roof
  • Buy for $0.995.Look At Me Now
  • Buy for $0.996.Poor Child
  • Buy for $0.997.Old-Fashioned Love Story, An
  • Buy for $0.998.By Now The Room Was Moving
  • Buy for $0.999.The Juggernaut
  • Buy for $0.9910.A Wild, Wild Party
  • Buy for $0.9911.Two Of A Kind
  • Buy for $0.9912.Maybe I Like It This Way
  • Buy for $0.9913.What Is It About Her?
  • Buy for $0.9914.The Life Of The Party
  • Buy for $0.9915.I'll Be Here
  • Buy for $0.9916.Let Me Drown
  • Buy for $0.9917.Tell Me Something
  • Buy for $0.9918.Come With Me
  • Buy for $0.9919.Jackie's Last Dance
  • Buy for $0.9920.Make Me Happy
  • Buy for $0.9921.How Did We Come To This? / Queenie Was A Blonde - (reprise)

Product Description:

Some 70 years after being written, Joseph Moncure March's 1928 Jazz-Age poem, The Wild Party, proved it still knew how to inspire: a pair of musicals dedicated to the sultry tale of excess were produced virtually concurrently. Too bad good parties, like good jokes, are often hard to recount. While the Tony-nominated, star-studded, and short-lived Wild Party by Michael John LaChiusa embraced the dark side of the Prohibition-era fĂȘte, this off-Broadway production by Andrew Lippa tries too hard to have a good time. March's poem is a seething, seedy work filled with internal struggle, but on this disc we never sense that underbelly. It's not until Taye Diggs, as Black, sings the touching "Poor Child" that we sense any tenderness at all in this morality play. For lighthearted good times, Julia Murney as Queenie and Brian d'Arcy James as her abusive lover Burrs do the job. On the fun, upbeat numbers ("What a Party," "Raise the Roof") this cast shines. But, despite its fascinating premise--a life-changing, epic event in the lives of a bunch of Prohibition-era misfits--this musical somehow still suffers from shallowness. --Jason Verlinde

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  • Sales Rank: 68,810
  • UPC: 090266369522
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